On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1996

Historical Events

  • Ali Landry, 22, (Louisiana), crowned 45th Miss USA

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Mescal, Irish actor (Normal People), born in Maynooth, Ireland

Famous Deaths


Person of interestGene Kelly

Gene Kelly, American actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way) and dancer (Singin' in the Rain), dies of a stroke at 83

Actor and Dancer Gene Kelly
Actor and Dancer
Gene Kelly
  • Minao Shibata, Japanese composer and musicologist, dies at 79
  • Ray McIntire, American chemical engineer, dies at 77
  • Shamus Culhane, American animator, dies at 87
1996 Highlights

About February 2, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius